Getting a Client to Sign Your Contract

Getting a Client to Sign Your Contract

I realized something yesterday, interior designers have a hard job made harder by having to do something that is not our strength to get to the work that we do excel at. Interior designers have to “sell” our creativity. We literally have to do something that, let’s face it, most of us hate doing before we can do what we love. Getting a client to sign your contract and all the stuff to get to that point can be a struggle.

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Project Minimums

Project Minimums

I have seen this question come up a few times lately and you know what that means!  Time to write about it!

This question kind of baffles me, because, yes, you should have project minimums.  To me, this comes from an insecurity of putting limits on your work and a fear of turning work away.  You all know you should have a minimum budget for working with clients.  So right now I am giving you permission to implement project minimums.  

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5 Questions to Ask Potential Clients

5 Questions to Ask Potential Clients

First, do you know that you don't have to accept every potential client that comes your way?  You can screen clients to make sure that your partnership will be a good fit.  You can qualify them to make sure they are looking for what you are offering.  You can interview them to make sure they have honorable intentions.  

Interior design projects are personal.  They are demanding and emotional and stressful.  You want to make sure that when you enter into a relationship with this other person that you both get your needs met and respected.

Because when we accept projects and agree to work with somebody only

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